Several Newcastle fans have slammed the club’s decision to sign Andy Carroll last summer, with several branding the move as a PR stunt.
The 31-year old re-joined the Magpies on a free transfer in the summer, having left West Ham at the end of last season upon the expiry of his contract.
Since his return to St James’ Park, the forward has played just 13 times in the Premier League, failing to score on any of those occasions.
With his short-term Newcastle deal set to expire at the end of the season, and with the striker having just suffered another injury setback, many supporters will be more than happy to see the England international leave the club once again.
Responding to Mick Quinn’s damning verdict on Carroll’s future, shared on Twitter via Chronicle Live, several supporters shared their respective views on Carroll’s future and Newcastle’s botched attempt at positive PR.
Twitter: @ChronicleNUFC @mickquinn1089 PR signing and a massive gamble which so far has failed badly (@RobSalter9)
Twitter: @ChronicleNUFC @mickquinn1089 He hasn’t been fit for the last 10 years waste of a squad place (@tempersmith)
Twitter: @ChronicleNUFC @mickquinn1089 He’s just taking up a squad number, what the point. Go out and get an experienced cen… https://t.co/GrZqBxKypl (@StevieTrueman)
Twitter: @ChronicleNUFC @mickquinn1089 Essentially we didn’t sign a striker in January because he is here and he is never fi… https://t.co/b7266YM2iH (@lambeau2011)
Twitter: @ChronicleNUFC @mickquinn1089 Maybe a coaching role, morale booster, head shaker but if he’s unfit then no further… https://t.co/03XVCYyRAq (@Thoma69)
Twitter: @ChronicleNUFC @mickquinn1089 We all knew that…Wasn’t he supposed to be like the prodigal son returning to save u… https://t.co/qNJ15g6zSB (@BaffDarren)
Twitter: @ChronicleNUFC @mickquinn1089 Said it from start of season, yes he’s had a couple of decent games, but he’s spent m… https://t.co/SADhd3ZEko (@nufcsando)